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Abraham Castaneda

February 15, 1929 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 91)


Abraham A. Castaneda, 91, of Rupert, Idaho passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Highland Estates in Burley with his wife Maria "Lile" and other family members by his side.

Abraham was born February 15, 1929 to Francisco and Isabel Casteneda in Houston, Texas.  Abraham moved to Rupert in 1956 with his Mother and brother Raymond, where he met his wife Lile but would not marry for many decades later. Always being a hard worker, he eventually worked at Max Herbold’s for 30 years, where he retired.

Abraham rekindled his relationship with Lile, dating for six years before eventually marrying on January 15, 1983 in Rupert, Idaho.

Abraham loved to take Lile dancing and was often seen playing cards. Abraham was a hard worker, who provided well for his family. He loved sitting and talking to anyone who had a minute and if not, would wave with a smile.

Abraham is survived by Maria "Lile", his wife of 38 years. Hai daughter Cathy (Julio Sr.) Aguilar of Rupert. His stepchildren Elida (Alvin) Miles of Utah; Rudy (Debbie) Mancias of Nampa, Idaho; Julio Jr. Mancias of Utah; Selma (Anthony) Romero of Utah. Grandchildren: Flor, Rocky (Mirella), Amanda, Emmett, Nicole (Seth), Stephanie, Jamie, Jackie, Vanessa, Ekko and Julio Jr. Aguilar. Great grandchildren; Marcos, Isabel, Lucas, Michael, Mia, Monique, Arriana, Santana, Daruis, Derrik, David, Carmelo, Marley, Jailah, Nylah, and great, great grandchild; Amari, and many nephews and nieces.

Abraham is preceded in death by his father and mother and brother Raymond.

Viewing for family and friends will be Friday, June 26, 2020 at St. Nicholas Catholic church at 6:00 with a rosary starting at 7pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 27,2020 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at 11 am in Rupert, Idaho.

A huge thank you to the staff at Highland Estates, especially the ladies in Memory Care. Also, thank you to Encompass Health Hospice, especially Nurse Laura. We are very grateful for your support and love that you showed Abraham and us.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to St. Nicholas Catholic Church Religious Education, Rupert, Idaho.  Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

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Viewing and Rosary
June 26, 2020

6:00 PM to TBD

Funeral Service
June 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Rupert Cemetery
450 North Meridian
Rupert, ID 83350

Memorial Service
June 30, 2020

10:00 AM
Rupert Cemetery
450 North Meridian
Rupert, ID 83350

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